No vehicle will be allowed within Rajshahi city and transports cannot leave the area. However, emergency vehicles will remain out of the lockdown.
Rajshahi division confirmed 815 daily cases – the highest in the country — in the past 24 hours until Thursday morning. Eight people died from Covid-19 there during the same period, according to the Directorate General of Health Services.
On 24 May, regular train services across the country were resumed after suspension of over a month as part of the government restrictions on people’s movement to curb coronavirus transmission. However, the authorities were asked to keep 50 per cent of seats vacant for ensuring social distancing.
On 5 April, passenger train services were suspended across the country as part of a countrywide lockdown – imposed to tackle the second wave of infection.